EP Think Tanks

Hospitality is about people and understanding. Through monthly events, the Think Tanks will support the development of original thinking and engagement in thought leadership among peers and across generations. There is new generation that wants to be freed up to create action-led and reasoned solutions and an established group of senior leaders that has to be taken outside of their comfort zone and be exposed to new ideas.

Attending these events will support the development of:

  • Lateral thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Adapting to and managing change
  • Networking and communication
  • Presenting a clear vision
  • Building trusted business relationships

Next event:

A journey into intrapreneurship and disruption with Jerry Brand.


Tuesday 4th April


6pm for a 6:30pm start


BPP University

2 St Mary Axe,

London EC3A 8BF

 About the event:

This event will explore and discuss Intrapreneurship and disruption within business. What is intrapreneurship? How much change or innovation has been created by established players? The real breakthroughs have been created by those brave enough to think differently, and many will agree that many cultures have become staid and ineffective and cannot see how to create change as it does take so long to happen. Within large companies this is often true. This poses an opportunity for growth and ro develop ability to adapt to the moment

As markets become increasingly saturated with choice and consumers expectations are continually on the rise there is a need for companies to free up the creative talent pool within to look for innovation, new thinking and ideas.

On 4th April we will run an interactive session with Jerry Brand, who will explore the key foundations to entrepreneurial/ Intrepreneurial thinking and the impact developing these skills can have on individuals, businesses and the industry. Jerry will also provide an overview of the BizKit test and insight into has you can establish if an idea is a good idea and how to think differently.  This session will provide valuable and insightful conversation and a great networking opportunity.

About the speaker:

As founder of Russell & Brand and being involved other businesses such as Host Management, Jerry Brand is an established and highly regarded entrepreneur with a strong passion for creativity and innovation as well as the need to give back to  the next generation of leaders.

His latest creation is the Brand Foundation- a charity aimed to help individuals developing entrepreneurial skills and companies to become more “intrapreneurial”. Read more about Jerry Brand



 Price: £35+VAT (per event) / £400+VAT (annual membership)



To book please click below. For information about membership please contact

Sarah.freeman@epmagazine.co.uk or Natalia.latorre@epmagazine.co.uk

Upcoming events:

  • Can Hospitality be more effective in developing the human asset and tomorrow’s leaders?
    26th April
  • What do we view as a great Welcome?- Can it be improved? Are we World Class?
    17th May
  • The growing relationship between Sport Hospitality and Wellbeing.
    6th June
  • Is Process becoming more important than the customer?
    27th June
  • Can a hotel really be a brand?
    12th July

Past events:

Date: Thursday 16th March

Timings: 8am for an 8:30am start till 10am

Location: Zetter Townhouse, 49-50 St John’s Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4JJ

Speaker: Atul Pant, Social entrepreneur, innovator and founder of Timeless Life Skills

Price: £35+VAT (per event) / £400+VAT (annual membership)

About the event:

The first event will explore and discuss The fear of failure. Fear of failure creates a barrier that does need debate as it is not just a barrier to personal development but also to business leadership. Many businesses today want to actively encourage disruption and activate real innovation within their businesses. What’s the difference between complex and complicated? How often do you analyse your ways of thinking? Corporates can, by nature, be risk averse and have developed strong internal processes supported by todays technological advancements, however it is for this reason the one real differential in business is people; their thinking and how they can bring change and continually adapt.